Happy 75th birthday to Elton John, singer, composer and really good piano player. I always enjoyed his music when it played on KFRC, especially "Rocket Man." I admired his keyboard playing, and that he wore hats, caps and glasses. Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin wrote a long string of hit songs.
"Bennie and the Jets" got stuck in my head recently.
A lot of his music turns up in movie soundtracks.
He has raised a pot of money for AIDS-related charities.